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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 18, 1988
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
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  • Starring: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert
  • Summary: Roseanne was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s. It always received great ratings and was awarded with 4 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes and 4 American Comedy Awards. The show ran from 1988 to 1997 and ended with one of the most original (and confusing for some) endingsRoseanne was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s. It always received great ratings and was awarded with 4 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes and 4 American Comedy Awards. The show ran from 1988 to 1997 and ended with one of the most original (and confusing for some) endings in TV history.Set in small town Lanford Illinois, the show followed The Conners, a blue collar family with a humerous backbone, through the trials of: life, marriage, raising a family, and making ends meet. ABC Broadcasting Schedule
    October 1988-February 1989.....Tuesday 8:30-9:00
    February 1989-September 1994......Tuesday 9:00-9:30
    September 1994-March 1995......Wednesday 9:00-9:30 March 1995-May 1995......Wednesday 8:00-8:30
    May 1995-September 1995......Wednesday 9:30-10:00
    September 1995-May 1997......Wednesday 8:00-8:30
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: John J. O'Connor
    Jul 11, 2013
    90
    'Roseanne' is off to a terrifically hilarious start.
  2. 90
    "Roseanne" is without a doubt one of the brightest new entries of the season, one of the most unusual of any season, and one of the most welcome. [18 Oct 1988]
  3. Reviewed by: David Friedman
    Jul 11, 2013
    90
    No doubt ABC has a hit here. The show's funny, and this is something you rarely get to say about a sitcom. [16 Oct 1988]
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Sonsky
    Jul 11, 2013
    90
    This is the likely big hit of the '88-'89 strike-delayed season, the show everyone will copy next year. [17 Oct 1988]
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Zoglin
    Jul 2, 2013
    80
    The show's grungy ambience and gleeful puncturing of TV ideals of happy domesticity have made it the most daring new sitcom of the fall.
  6. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jul 11, 2013
    80
    An endearingly weird and bent new ABC comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Clifford Terry
    Jul 11, 2013
    40
    Despite its aim of tweaking television's usual saccharine family vehicles--replacing, in effect, the smarmy with the snippy--it really is just another standard sitcom itself, wrapped in fitfully amusing abrasiveness. [18 Oct 1988]

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